Geisinger pulmonologist headlines Health Sciences Symposium

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University will host the 27th annual Health Sciences Symposium on Thursday, April 26. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Paul Simonelli, a pulmonologist at Geisinger Medical Center. Simonelli will present his keynote speech titled, “Lung Health – A Population Health Approach to Chronic Lung Disease” at 5:30 p.m. in Haas Center for the Art’s, Mitrani Hall.

Simonelli attended the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he received his medical degree and his doctorate in biochemistry in 1987. Simonelli currently serves as the chair of the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for the Geisinger Medicine Institute as well as the system-wide director of Geisinger’s Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.

As director, Simonelli aids in the expansion of pulmonary, sleep services for Geisinger and has played a crucial role in the foundation of Geisinger’s pulmonary–critical care fellowship.

Simonelli remains active in clinical research as the site’s principal investigator for several funded pulmonary medicine studies focusing on advanced lung disease, interstitial lung disease and chronic airways disease including asthma and COPD. He is also active nationally in the COPD Foundation serving as chair of its Clinical Advisory Committee.

In addition to the keynote presentation, BU will be hosting the 32nd Annual Wellness Fair on Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kehr Union Building. These events are sponsored by The Berwick Health and Wellness Fund and BU’s Office of the Provost.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.